Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bountiful Basket!!


I was doing my trade at The Apple the other day and the girls were all talking about Bountiful Basket. I inquired about it and consequently spent all week dreaming about it. It you would like more info go to http://www.bountifulbaskets.org/
Here's what I did: You can only order online starting at 12:00 Noon on Monday. The baskets are a limited quantity and so you need to get on right away and make your order ASAP. The baskets are sold out by 12:30-12:45 usually so you need to order quick! FYI...There are so many people on the website that it goes really slow. You purchase the basket online and then on Saturday you go to the assigned place where you ordered your basket to pick up your goods! The local areas that do it are Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Iona, Rexburg and Rigby. It is in other states and areas too. It does request that you volunteer some time but it is not a requirement. I will help out sometime when I can. Today I just wanted to "try" it and check out what it was all about.
Thanks to my sister-in-law that wanted to do it too, she got online while I was working and ordered our baskets Monday. Today I hauled my two little ones with me because I was warned that it was a lot of food so I would need some reinforcements. I took 4 recycled grocery bags and filled all four of them with produce! (2 for me and 2 for my SIL)It was so much fun! It is random produce each week. You get what you get...and that is part of the fun. We have been living off of our food storage since Jeff got laid off and so I have missed fresh produce especially. I am so excited to have a stocked fridge with fresh fruits and veggies! Oh! I forgot the best part. It is $15.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Probably $40-50 worth for $15! There is a one time 3.00 fee when you first sign up-but worth every penny! I don't think we can eat all of it in one week-but I will definitely be going back in a couple of weeks!
Included in my bountiful basket:
2 bunches of asparagus
tub of strawberries
2 tubs of blueberries
9 mini cucumbers
7 zuchinni
head of cabbage
2 bunches of bananas
15 Mandarin oranges
10 apples
5 pears
2 bunches of spinach
HUGE bunch of lettuce

5 comments:

Jon Ostenson said...

That is really cool, I'll have to see if they do that here. That produce looks yummy!

Nicole said...

A few of my friends order those. They actually went and volunteered a couple of weeks ago. They said they were sore at the end - it is quite a workout apparently. Enjoy your spoils before they spoil ;)

Meek Family said...

That looks right up my alley. I'm going to try it. Probably next week because we have a conflict this week. Thanks for the info.

Kass said...

I love Bount. Baskets. I do it here too and it is great!

Brinley Boo AND Casen too! said...

Haha, apparently I am not the only Nelson that posted about my love for Bountiful Baskets :)